UPDATED: American fisherman detained entering British Virgin Islands – New Jersey delegation aware

An American longline fishing boat captain has been in jail for a month after he was detained in the British Virgin Islands on June 8 for traveling into BVI waters during coronavirus border closures. Now he is facing criminal charges and a monthslong wait in a sweltering island prison cell. Michael Foy, who lives in Puerto Rico and left the island May 29 on a fishing expedition, was initially detained for illegal entry into the British Virgin Islands, but at his June hearing he was also unexpectedly charged with illegal fishing. >click to read< 13:21

New Jersey Senators write Deputy Governor on fisherman’s arrest – “We are aware that our constituent, Michael Foy, has been detained in Tortola and have been in communication with the State Department and the [United States] Embassy in Barbados regarding the case,” according to the June 30 letter signed by Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez and Congressman Andy Kim. >click to read< 10:09 7/11/20

3 Responses to UPDATED: American fisherman detained entering British Virgin Islands – New Jersey delegation aware

  1. Jordan says:

    Please help my father!!

  2. John Duberg says:

    Michael Foy is a law abiding, hard working, fishermen. He is innocent of all charges. We must not let this imprisonment stand. Mike is a US Citizen! I thought the US never left a man behind! What is the US Government doing? Last I checked, they were letting bad guys out of prison! Help Mike, call your congressmen, senators, everybody you know. FREE MIKE FOY

  3. John Duberg says:

    It is now 45 days that Captain Foy has been in prison! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!

    FREE MIKE FOY

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